VIBES: Anger

Mark Estepp - 10/10/2021

Emotions aren’t bad - they’re built-in. 

God is emotional - we are created in the image of God.

Mark 3:5 

He looked around at them in anger . . .

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:29‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“People with understanding control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.”

‭‭Exodus‬ ‭2:11-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

11 One day, after Moses had grown up, he went out to where his own people were and watched them at their hard labor. He saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own people. 

12 Looking this way and that and seeing no one, he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.

Frame It

Why do I feel this way? 

What does it reveal about my character and calling? 

Funnel It 

Where should I direct it? 

Exodus 14:13–16 NIV

13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 

14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”  

15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 

16 Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.

Numbers 20:11–12 NIV

11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank. 

12 But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”

Filter It

What does the gospel say to it?

Matthew‬ ‭5:21-24‬ ‭NIV‬‬

““You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”

Mark 3:1-6

1 Another time Jesus went into the synagogue, and a man with a shriveled hand was there. 

2 Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath. 

3 Jesus said to the man with the shriveled hand, “Stand up in front of everyone.”

4 Then Jesus asked them, “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they remained silent.

5 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. 

6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus.

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